Friday, December 20, 2013

Club Championship Begins January 9th

The 23rd Kenilworth Chess Club Championship will begin on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 and run through February 6th, 2014.

Here are the details :

23rd KCC Championship
  • Not-rated
  • 5-round Swiss
  • January 9th-February 6th, 2014.
  • Time Control: G/75+5 second delay.
  • Rounds to start at 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, for the duration of the event.
  • 1 half-point bye per player allowed.
  • Prizes (tentative): Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Top U2100, Top U1800, Top U1600, Top U1400, Biggest upset.
  • Tiebreaks: 1. Head to Head, 2. Modified Median, 3. Solkoff, 4. Cumulative.
  • EF: $10 entry fee + $5 anti-forfeit deposit + dues (= $30 for most players).
  • KCC membership is required. KCC dues for 2014 are $7.50 for those age 17 or less, $10 for those age 65+, $15 for everyone else.
  • Please register with TD Geoff McAuliffe during our 1/2 meeting or before 8:25 p.m. on 1/9 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J. 07033
  • Late-joins accepted until round 2 is paired.

Past Champions include LM Scott Massey (who has won the title 12x), Rene Ray (1996), FM Steve Stoyko (2005-2007), LM Mark Kernighan (2008), IM Yaacov Norowitz (2009), NM Arthur Macaspac (2010, 2012), NM Ken Chieu (2011), and NM Praveen Balakrishnan (2013).
 
20 players took part in last year's event.

Round by round coverage of the tournament will be posted on the KCC Tournaments blog.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Chen, Carrelli, Hart Win Fish Memorial

Kevin Chen, Don Carrelli and Glen Hart won the 6th Sy Fish Memorial, which took place September 12th thru October 3rd.

Paul Gottleib and Bert Shiffman split the U1800 prize, which was pooled with the U1400.

Carrelli could have taken clear first but he declined Chen's draw offer and went to lose a pawn ending.

4th Round Results:

Carrelli 0-1 Chen
Gottleib 1/2-1/2 Pedersen
L. Moreira 0-1 Hart
Renna -+ Shiffman
Sharma -+ Sturniolo
Mazzillo 1-0 Ruales


Final Standings:

= 1-3. Chen, Carrelli, Hart 3.0
= 4-6. Pedersen, Gottleib, Shiffman 2.5
= 7-8. Sturniolo, L. Moreira 2.0
= 9-11. Mazzillo, Renna, Sharma 1.5
= 12-13. G. Moreira (withdrew), Ruales 0.0

The event was submitted for rating at 11:52 p.m. and the crosstable should appear at http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201310033342 before 1 a.m.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fish Memorial - 4th Round Pairings (October 3)

Here are the preliminary pairings for the last round of the Sy Fish Memorial, on Thursday, October 3rd:

1. Carrelli - Chen
2. Gottleib - Pedersen
3. L. Moreira - Hart
4. Renna - Shiffman
5. Sharma - Sturniolo
6. Mazzillo - Ruales

Fish Finale Pushed-Up To October 3rd

The last round of the Sy Fish Memorial has been advanced 1 week and will now take place on October 3rd.

Fish Memorial - Round 3

Don Carrelli defeated Roger Pedersen in 17 moves and is the sole leader entering the last round.

Results:

1. Pedersen 0-1 Carrelli
2. Gottleib 1/2-1/2 Chen
3. Sturniolo 0-1 L. Moreira
4. Mazzillo 0-1 Renna
5. Ruales 0-1 Shiffman

Hart: 1 point bye
Sharma: 1/2 point bye


Standings, after 3 of 4 rounds:

1. Carrelli 3.0
= 2-6. Chen, Pedersen, Hart, Gottleib, L. Moreira 2.0
= 7-9. Sharma, Renna, Shiffman 1.5
10. Sturniolo 1.0
11. Mazzillo 0.5
= 12-13. G. Moreira (withdrew), Ruales 0.0

Post corrected 9/28 @ 9:42 a.m.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fish Memorial - 3rd Round Pairings

Here are the preliminary pairings for round 3 of the Sy Fish Memorial, on Thursday, September 26th:

1. Pedersen - Carrelli
2. Gottleib - Chen
3. Sturniolo - L. Moreira
4. Sharma - Hart
5. Mazzillo - Renna
6. Ruales - Shiffman

Fish Memorial - Round 2

Roger Pedersen and Don Carelli lead the Sy Fish Memorial at its halfway point.

Kevin Chen and Paul Gottleib are a half-point back.


Results:

Hart 0-1 Pedersen
Carrelli 1-0 Sturniolo
Chen 1-0 Mazzillo
Renna 0-1 Gottleib
Shiffman 0-1 Sharma
L. Moreira 1-0 Ruales

G. Moreira withdrew.


Standings, after 2 rounds of 4:

= 1-2. Pedersen, Carrelli 2.0
= 3-4. Chen, Gottleib 1.5
= 5-8. Sturniolo, Hart, L. Moreira, Sharma 1.0
= 9-11. Mazzillo, Renna, Shiffman 0.5
12. Ruales 0.0

Fish Memorial - Round 1

Results of the 9/12 games:

Roger Pedersen 1-0 Leonardo Moreira
Lakmikant Sharma 0-1 Don Carrelli
Lou Sturniolo 1-0 Gabriel Moreira
Luis Ruales 0-1 Glen Hart


Standings, after 1 round of 4:

= 1-4. Pedersen (1912), Carrelli (1864), Sturniolo (1647), Hart (1628)
= 5-8. L. Moreira (1319), Sharma (1139), Ruales (697), G. Moreira (591)


Update - 5 players late-joined: Kevin Chen (1956), Paul Gottleib (1600), Pat Mazzillo (1413), Joe Renna (1342) and Bert Shiffman (1237). Each received a half-point bye.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sy Fish Memorial Starts Thursday



6th Annual Sy Fish Memorial
September 12th thru October 17th, 2013
  • USCF-Rated
  • 4 or 5-round Swiss
  • If there are 16 or fewer players, there will be 4 rounds. If there are 17-32 players, there will be 5 rounds.
  • Time Control: G/60;d5
  • Rounds: 8:30 p.m. on September 12, 19, 26 and October 10.
  • If a 5th round is necessary, it will be on October 17.
  • There is no game on October 3rd!
  • Site: Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.
  • Entry Fee: $10.
  • Prize Fund: $90% of EF.
  • Prizes: 1st place 30% of EF; 2nd place 20% of EF; 3rd place, U2000, U1750, U1500 each 10% of EF.
  • 10% of EF reserved for rating fees and scoresheet purchases.
  • Register with Geoff McAuliffe or John Moldovan, on site, before 8:25 p.m. on 9/12.
  • Late-joins accepted until the start of round 2.
  • 1 bye allowed, any round. Must declare before the end of round 3.
  • If taking a bye, please inform the TD (Geoff or John) before the round is
    paired.

Summer Tourney - Round 12

Mark Kernighan defeated Greg Tomkovich to garner 3rd place.

Other final week winners included Bob Sherry, who collected his 18th point, John Moldovan, Ed Selling and Albert Tang.

Results:

Moldovan 0-1 Sherry
J. Tang 0-1 Moldovan
Kernighan 1-0 Tomkovich
An. Tang 0-1 Selling
Al. Tang 1-0 Mazzillo


Final Standings:

1. Sherry 18.0
2. Moldovan 13.5
3. Kernighan 9.0
4. Tomkovich 8.5
5. Al. Tang 5.0
6. Selling 3.5
7. An. Tang 3.0
8. Gottleib 2.5
= 9-11. DeMarco, Mazzillo, J. Tang 2.0
= 12-15. Sturniolo, Carr, McAuliffe, Komunicky 1.5
= 16-17. Renna, Andy Altamirano 1.0
= 18-19. Goeller, Ant. Altamirano 0.5
= 20-21. Delassandro, Sweeney 0.0

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Summer Tourney - Round 11

Greg Tomkovich and Mark Kernighan, who are battling for 3rd place, were among the winners in Thursday's Summer Tournament action. John Moldovan, who wrapped-up the 2nd spot, Ed Selling and Paul Gottleib also had victories.

Results:

Sherry 0-1 Kernighan
Moldovan 1-0 Mazzillo
Gottleib 1-0 Tomkovich
Tomkovich 1-0 Gottleib
Dellasandro 0-1 Selling

Standings, after 11 rounds of 12:

1. Sherry 17.0
2. Moldovan 12.5
3. Tomkovich 8.5
4. Kernighan 8.0
5. Al. Tang 4.0
6. An. Tang 3.0
= 7-8. Selling, Gottleib 2.5
= 9-11. DeMarco, Mazzillo, J. Tang 2.0
= 12-15. Sturniolo, Carr, McAuliffe, Komunicky 1.5
= 16-17. Renna, Andy Altamirano 1.0
= 18-19. Goeller, Ant. Altamirano 0.5
= 20-21. Delassandro, Sweeney 0.0

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sherry Wins Summer Tourney, Sets Points Record

Bob Sherry (+16-2=2) scored 1.5/2 to secure 1st place and break the (unofficial) points record he set last year.

John Moldovan (+10-2=3) won twice and clinched a tie for 2nd.

Greg Tomkovich (+6-2=3), Mark Kernighan (+7-0=0) and Dan Komunicky also had victories.


Results:

Gottleib 1/2-1/2 Sherry
Sherry 1-0 Gottleib
Komunicky 0-1 Moldovan
Moldovan 1-0 An. Tang
Tomkovich 1-0 Mazzillo
Selling 0-1 Kernighan
J. Tang 0-1 Komunicky


Standings, after 10 rounds of 12:

1. Sherry 17.0
2. Moldovan 11.5
3. Tomkovich 7.5
4. Kernighan 7.0
5. Al. Tang 4.0
6. An. Tang 3.0
= 7-9. DeMarco, Mazzillo, J. Tang 2.0
= 10-15. Selling, Sturniolo, Carr, McAuliffe, Gottleib, Komunicky 1.5
= 16-17. Renna, Andy Altamirano 1.0
= 18-19. Goeller, Ant. Altamirano 0.5
= 20-21. Delassandro., Sweeney 0.0

Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer Tourney - Round 9: Sherry Clinches Tie For 1st

Bob Sherry went 2-0 again, extending his lead to 6 points and clinching a tie for 1st.

Other winners were Mark Kernighan, Ed Selling and John Moldovan, who scored 1.5 from 2 simultaneous Winawers.


Results:

Renna 0-1 Sherry
Sherry 1-0 Renna
Mazzillo 1/2-1/2 Moldovan
An. Tang 0-1 Moldovan
Tomkovich 0-1 Kernighan
Al. Tang 1/2-1/2 Sturniolo
J. Tang 0-1 Selling


Standings, after 9 rounds of 12:

1. Sherry 15.5
2. Moldovan 9.5
3. Tomkovich 6.5
4. Kernighan 6.0
5. Al. Tang 4.0
6. An. Tang 3.0
= 7-9. DeMarco, Mazzillo, J. Tang 2.0
= 10-13. Selling, Sturniolo, Carr, McAuliffe 1.5
= 14-16. Gottleib, Renna, Andy Altamirano 1.0
= 17-19. Goeller, Komunicky, Ant. Altamirano 0.5
= 20-21. Delassandro, Sweeney 0.0

Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Tourney - Round 8

Week #8 attracted Kenilworth's largest crowd in months as 15 of the 21 KST participants and 6 other players turned out.

Bob Sherry had another big night, going 2-0, increasing his lead to 5.5 points and upping his record to +13-2=1. Jun Tang scored his first 2 points of the event.

Other winners included John Moldovan (+7-2=2), Greg Tomkovich (+5-1=3), Mark Kernighan (+5-0=0) and Anthony Tang.

Results:

Ant. Altamirano 0-1 Sherry
An. Tang 1-0 Moldovan
Al. Tang 0-1 Moldovan
Sturniolo 0-1 Tomkovich
Renna 0-1 Kernighan
McAuliffe 1/2-1/2 Selling
Mazzillo 1/2-1/2 Gottleib
Delassandro 0-1 J. Tang
J. Tang 1-0 Delassandro
Sherry 1-0 Gottleib
 
Standings, after 8 rounds of 12:

1. Sherry 13.5
2. Moldovan 8.0
3. Tomkovich 6.5
4. Kernighan 5.0
5. Al. Tang 3.5
6. An. Tang 3.0
= 7-8. DeMarco, J. Tang 2.0
= 9-11. Carr, McAuliffe, Mazzillo 1.5
= 12-15. Sturniolo, Gottleib, Renna, Andy Altamirano 1.0
= 16-19. Goeller, Selling, Komunicky, Ant. Altamirano 0.5
= 20-21. Delassandro, Sweeney 0.0

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Tourney - Round 7

Bob Sherry scored 2/2 last week and leads by 4.5 points with 5 rounds to play.

Other 7th round winners were Greg Tomkovich, Mark Kernighan, Albert Tang and Anthony Tang.

Jim Carr drew John Moldovan.


Results:

Gottleib 0-1 Sherry
Sherry 1-0 J. Tang
Carr 1/2-1/2 Moldovan
Renna 0-1 Tomkovich
Mazzillo 0-1 Kernighan
Andy Altamirano 0-1 Al. Tang
Ant. Altamirano 0-1 Ant. Tang

Standings, after 7 rounds of 12:

1. Sherry 11.5
2. Moldovan 7.0
3. Tomkovich 5.5
4. Kernighan 4.0
5. Al. Tang 3.5
= 6-7. DeMarco, An. Tang 2.0
8. Carr 1.5
= 9-14. Sturniolo, McAuliffe, Gottleib, Renna, Mazzillo, Andy Altamirano 1.0
= 15-17. Goeller, Komunicky, Ant. Altamirano 0.5
= 18-21. Selling, J. Tang, Delassandro, Sweeney 0.0

Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Tourney - Round 6

Bob Sherry scored 1.5/2 last night and leads by 3 points as we head into the 2nd half of the Kenilworth Summer Tournament.

John Moldovan overcame slightly worse & lost positions, to win twice. Greg Tomkovich, Mark Kernighan and Andy Altamirano also posted victories.


Results:

An. Tang 0-1 Sherry
Al. Tang 1/2-1/2 Sherry
Renna 0-1 Moldovan
Ant. Altamirano 0-1 Moldovan
Mazzillo 0-1 Tomkovich
Gottleib 0-1 Kernighan
Andy Altamirano 1-0 Sturniolo
J. Tang 0-1 DeMarco


Standings, after 6 rounds of 12:

1. Sherry 9.5
2. Moldovan 6.5
3. Tomkovich 4.5
4. Kernighan 3.0
5. Al. Tang 2.5
6. DeMarco 2.0
= 7-14. Sturniolo, Carr, McAuliffe, Gottleib, Renna, Mazzillo, An. Tang, Andy Altamirano 1.0
= 15-17. Goeller, Komunicky, Ant. Altamirano 0.5
= 18-21. Selling, J. Tang, Delassandro, Sweeney 0.0

Post corrected 7/21 @ 12:20 a.m.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Tourney - Round 5

Bob Sherry rebounded with 2 victories and extended his lead to 3.5 points.

Other winners included Mark Kernighan, John Moldovan, Lou Sturniolo, Paul Gottleib, Joe Renna and Pat Mazzillo.

3 more players joined before registration closed.

Results:

J. Tang 0-1 Sherry
Ed Delassandro 0-1 Sherry
De Marco 0-1 Moldovan
Al. Tang 1/2-1/2 Tomkovich
An. Altamirano 0-1 Kernighan
Mazzillo 0-1 1-0 Gottleib
Gottleib 1-0 Mazzillo
Jimmy Sweeney 0-1 Renna
Sweeney 0-1 Sturniolo

Standings after round 5 of 12:

1. Sherry 8.0
2. Moldovan 4.5
3. Tomkovich 3.5
= 4-5. Kernighan, Al. Tang 2.0
= 6-13. Sturniolo, Carr, McAuliffe, Gottleib, DeMarco, Renna (1353), Mazzillo, An. Tang 1.0
= 14-16. Goeller, Komunicky, Ant. Altamirano 0.5
= 17-21. Selling, J. Tang, Andy Altamirano, Ed Delassandro (unrated), Sweeney (unrated) 0.0

Post corrected 7/21 @ 12:20 a.m.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Summer Tourney - Round 4

With just 3 players showing up to play on the holiday, Bob Sherry, Greg Tomkovich and John Moldovan played a simultaneous round-robin!! John won both of his games while Greg beat Bob.


Results:

Tomkovich 1-0 Sherry
Moldovan 1-0 Tomkovich
Sherry 0-1 Moldovan


Standings after round 4 of 12:

1. Sherry 6.0
2. Moldovan 3.5
3. Tomkovich 3.0
4. Al. Tang 1.5
= 5-9. Kernighan, Carr, McAuliffe, DeMarco, An. Tang 1.0
= 10-13. Goeller, Sturniolo, Komunicky, Ant. Altamirano 0.5
= 14-18. Selling, , Paul Gottleib (1600), Mazzillo, J. Tang, Andy Altamirano 0.0

The registration period has been extended! So, those who haven't joined have at least 1 more week to do so. Don't miss-out on the fun!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Tourney - Round 3

There were just 5 games played and the club closed very early, at 10 p.m.

Bob Sherry extended his already large lead to 4 points by picking-up his 5th & 6th wins of the tourney. No one else has more than 1!

Greg Tomkovich took sole possession of 2nd place with a draw while John Moldovan scored 1.5 from 2 simultaneous games and jumped from a tie for 12th place into a tie for 3rd.

Geoff McAuliffe also had a victory.


Results:

Mazzillo 0-1 Sherry
Sherry 0-1 Mazzillo
An. Tang 0-1 Moldovan
Tomkovich 1/2-1/2 Moldovan
Al. Tang 0-1 McAuliffe


Standings after round 3 of 12:

1. Sherry 6.0
2. Tomkovich 2.0
= 3-4. Moldovan, Al. Tang 1.5
= 5-9. Kernighan, Carr, McAuliffe, DeMarco, An. Tang 1.0
= 10-13. Goeller, Sturniolo, Komunicky, Ant. Altamirano 0.5
= 14-17. Selling, Mazzillo, J. Tang, Andy Altamirano 0.0

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer Tourney - Round 2

7 8 more players joined, expanding the field to 16 17.

Bob Sherry won twice and extended his lead to 2.5 points.

LM Mark Kernighan, Greg Tomkovich, Bobby DeMarco and Anthony Tang also had victories.


Results:

Pat Mazzillo 0-1 Sherry
Sherry 0-1 Mazzillo
Antonio Altamirano 1/2-1/2 Al. Tang
J. Tang 0-1 Tomkovich
Moldovan 0-1 Kernighan
DeMarco 1-0 Geoff McAuliffe
Dan Komunicky 1/2-1/2 Lou Sturniolo
Andy Altamirano 0-1 An. Tang


Standings after round 2 of 12:

1. Sherry 4.0
= 2-3. Tomkovich, Al. Tang 1.5
= 4-7. Kernighan, Carr, DeMarco, An. Tang 1.0
= 8-11. Goeller, Sturniolo (1580), Komunicky (1530), Ant. Altamirano (1122) 0.5
= 12-17. Moldovan, Ed Selling (1691), McAuliffe (1609), Mazzillo (1451), J. Tang, Andy Altamirano (829) 0.0

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Tourney - Round 1

With the inclement weather, there was a small turnout (just 9 players) and all the games were over before 10:15 p.m.

Bob Sherry (1812) won twice against Jun Tang (1333). Jim Carr (1624) and Albert Tang (1347) also had victories. Michael Goeller (2094) and Greg Tomkovich (1700) drew.

Results:

Tomkovich 1/2-1/2 Goeller
J. Tang 0-1 Sherry
Sherry 1-0 J. Tang
Robert DeMarco 0-1 Carr
Anthony Tang 0-1 Al. Tang

Standings after round 1 of 12:

1. Sherry 2.0
= 2-3. Carr, Al. Tang 1.0
= 4-5. Goeller, Tomkovich 0.5
= 6-9. John Moldovan (1895), DeMarco (1548), J. Tang, An. Tang (1089) 0.0

Entries are usually accepted through July 4, however the TD reserves the right to cut-off entries at an earlier date, if the field becomes too large.

Summer Tournament Starts Tonight!

The Kenilworth Chess Club's fun, friendly, yet highly competitive Summer Tournament starts Thursday night at 8:00 p.m.

Here are the rules :
  • The entry fee is $5.00.
  • The tournament will run from June 13th through August 29th.
  • The event is not rated.
  • The time control is G/60.
  • G/55+5 (delay) may be used if there is mutual agreement between paired players. Increment settings are not allowed.
  • You may play anyone who is entered. The first time you play an opponent, the lower rated or unrated player has White. In subsequent games against the same opponent you alternate colors.
    If both players are unrated or have identical ratings, they toss for initial color.
  • You may not play the same opponent more than four times in the tournament.
  • You get one point for a win, one half point for a draw, and zero for a loss.
  • You may play as many or as few games as you like, but no more than two in one night. The more you play the more points you can win.
  • All games are to be played at the Kenilworth Chess Club during normal operating hours.
  • The winner is the person who has the most points at the end of the tournament.
  • The prizes are 60% for first place, 30% for second, and 10% for third.

Bob Sherry won last year. Other past winners of this popular event include LM Scott Massey (2004), LM Mark Kernighan (2005, 2011), Greg Tomkovich (2006), Ari Minkov (2007, 2010), John Moldovan (2008) and Ian Mangion (2009).

Friday, May 17, 2013

Kernighan Wins Ellner Memorial

LM Mark Kernighan won the 6th Irving Ellner Memorial, which was held April 11-May 16.

Kevin Chen was 2nd. Bobby DeMarco won the U1900 prize.

Pat Mazzillo, Chris Constantino and Robert Vinson tied for U1600 honors.

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5th Round Results:

Kernighan 1-0 McAuliffe
Shumowitz 0-1 Chen
Vinson 1/2-1/2 Carr
DeMarco 1-0 Sturniolo
Mazzillo 1-0 Ruales
Constantino 1-0 Shiffman

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Final Standings:

1. Kernighan 4.5
2. Chen 4.0
3. DeMarco 3.0
= 4-9. Shumowitz, Carr, McAuliffe, Mazzillo, Constantino, Vinson 2.5
10. Mangion 2.0
= 11-12. Sturniolo, Shiffman 1.5
13. Ruales 0.0

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Ellner Memorial - 4th Round

Results from May 9th:

Carr 0-1 Kernighan
Chen 1-0 DeMarco
Mazzillo 0-1 Shumowitz
McAuliffe 1-0 Sturniolo
Vinson 1/2-1/2 Constantino
Ruales 0-1 Shiffman

Mangion withdrew.


Standings after 4 rounds of 5:

1. Kernighan 3.5
2. Chen 3.0
= 3-4. Shumowitz, McAuliffe 2.5
= 5-8. Mangion, Carr, DeMarco, Vinson 2.0
= 9-12. Sturniolo, Mazzillo, Constantino, Shiffman 1.5
13. Ruales 0.0


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ellner Memorial - 3rd Round

LM Mark Kernighan took over the lead by beating Kevin Chen.

Chen, Ian Mangion (who late-joined), Jim Carr and Robert De Marco are a half-point back.

Results:

1. Kernighan 1-0 Chen
2. Shumowitz 0-1 Mangion
3. Sturniolo 1/2-1/2 Mazzillo
4. Carr 1-0 Constantino
5. Shiffman 0-1 McAuliffe
6. Ruales 0-1 Vinson

DeMarco took a half-point bye.


Standings, after 3 rounds of 5:

1. Kernighan 2.5
= 2-5. Mangion, Chen, Carr, DeMarco 2.0
= 6-10. Shumowitz, Sturniolo, McAuliffe, Mazzillo, Vinson 1.5
11. Constantino 1.0
12. Shiffman 0.5
12. Ruales 0.0

The next round will be on May 9th.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Elner Memorial - 2nd Round

Kevin Chen was the only week 1 winner to record a full point. Thus, he is the leader going into round 3.

Mark Kernighan, Marvin Shumowitz and Robert De Marco are a half-point back.

Results:

1. Kernighan 1/2-1/2 Shumowitz
2. Chen 1-0 Sturniolo
3. DeMarco 1/2-1/2 Carr
4. McAuliffe 0-1 Mazzillo 0-1
5. Constantino 1-0 Ruales
6. Vinson 1/2-1/2 Shiffman

Standings, after 2 rounds of 5:

1. Chen 2.0
= 2-4. Kernighan, Shumowitz, DeMarco 1.5
= 5-8 . Sturniolo, Carr, Mazzillo, Constantino 1.0
= 9-11. McAuliffe, Shiffman, Vinson 0.5
12. Ruales 0.0

Late joins will be accepted until the start of round 3.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ellner Memorial - 1st Round

The 6th Irving Ellner Memorial began last night with the top 5 seeds winning their games.

1st Round Results:

1. Pat Mazzillo 0-1 Mark Kernighan
2. Marvin Shumowitz 1-0 Chris Constantino
3. Bert Shiffman 0-1 Kevin Chen
4. Lou Sturniolo 1-0 Robert Vinson
5. Luis Ruales 0-1 Robert DeMarco

1/2 point byes: Jim Carr, Geoff McAuliffe


Standings, after 1 round of 5:

= 1-5. Kernighan, Shumowitz, Chen, Sturniolo, DeMarco 1.0
= 6-7. McAuliffe, Carr 0.5
= 8-12. Mazzillo, Constantino, Shiffman, Vinson, Ruales 0.0


Late joins will be accepted until the start of round 3.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Ellner Memorial Starts April 11th

6th Annual Irving Ellner Memorial

Kenilworth Chess Club
April 11-May 16, 2013
  • USCF-Rated
  • 5-round Swiss
  • Time Control: G/60 with 5 second per move increment.
  • Rounds: 8:30 p.m. on April 11th, 8:20 p.m. on April 18th, 25th and May 9th, 16th. There is no game on May 2nd!
  • Entry Fee: $10
  • Prizes Fund: $150 b/16 entries. (100% of EF minus rating fee)
  • Prizes: To be announced
  • Register with TD Geoff McAuliffe before 8:25 p.m. on 4/11 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J.
  • Late-joins accepted. 2 byes allowed.

Post corrected 4/12 at 8:44 p.m.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Balakrishnan Wins Kenilworth Championship

10 year old NM Praveen Balakrishnan beat LM Mark Kernighan last night to win the 22nd Kenilworth Championship.

LM Scott Massey took 3rd on tiebreaks over expert Michael Goeller and newcomer Nelson Gutierrez.

5th Round Results:

1. Balakrishnan 1-0 Kernighan
2. Goeller 1-0 Mangion
3. Moldovan 0-1 Massey
4. Carrelli 0-1 Gutierrez
5. Hart 0-1 Tomkovich
6. McAuliffe 1-0 Vinson
7. Renna 1/2-1/2 Sturniolo
8. Azzarello 0-1 Castellano
9. Shiffman 1-0 Ruales

Pelican: 1/2 point bye



Final Standings

Tied players listed in tie-break order.

1. Balakrishnan 4.5
2. Kernighan 4.0
= 3-5. Massey, Goeller, Gutierrez 2.5
= 6-7. Tomkovich, Mangion 3.0
= 8-10. Carrelli, Moldovan, McAuliffe 2.5
= 11-16. Vinson, Hart, Renna, Shiffman, Sturniolo, Castellano 2.0
17. Pelican 1.5
= 18-19. Azzarello, Ruales 1.0
20. Mazzillo 0.0


Unofficial Prize List:

1st - Praveen Balakrishnan
2nd - Mark Kernighan
3rd - Scott Massey
U2100 - Michael Goeller
U1800 - Nelson Gutierrez
U1600 - Robert Vinson
U1400 - Joe Renna

Congratulations to Praveen and all the prize-winners.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

5th Round Pairings

Here are the projected pairings for the Kenilworth Championship's final round:

1. Balakrishnan - Kernighan
2. Goeller - Mangion
3. Moldovan - Massey
4. Carrelli - Gutierrez
5. Hart - Tomkovich
6. McAuliffe - Vinson
7. Renna - Sturniolo
8. Azzarello - Pelican
9. Castellano - Ruales

Shiffman: 1 point bye

Kenilworth Championship - 4th Round

Mark Kernighan maintained his half-point lead with a win over Scott Massey. Praveen Balakrishnan stayed within striking distance by beating John Moldovan.

1. Kernighan 1-0 Massey
2. Balakrishnan 1-0 Moldovan
3. Mangion 1-0 Hart
4. Tomkovich 0-1 Goeller
5. Sturniolo 0-1 Carrelli
6. Gutierrez 1-0 Pelican
7. Vinson 1-0 Shiffman
8. Ruales 0-1 Renna

Azzarello: 1 point bye
Castellano, McAuliffe: 0.0 byes
Mazzillo withdrew


Standings, after round 4 of 5:

1. Kernighan 4.0
2. Balakrishnan 3.5
3. Mangion 3.0
= 4-8. Massey, Goeller, Carrelli, Moldovan, Gutierrez 2.5
= 9-11.  Hart, Tomkovich, Vinson 2.0
= 12-14. Sturniolo, McAuliffe, Renna 1.5
= 15-19. Pelican, Castellano, Shiffman, Azzarello, Ruales 1.0
20. Mazzillo 0.0

The final round is on February 7th.

Pairing Changes

Pat Mazzillo withdrew fron the Championship.

Thus, the pairings on boards 8 & 9 have been revised to:

8. Ruales - Renna
9. Azzarello: 1 point bye

Boards 1-7 remain the same.

Friday, January 25, 2013

4th Round Pairings

 Here are the projected pairings for the Kenilworth Championship's 4th round:

1. Kernighan - Massey
2. Balakrishnan - Moldovan
3. Mangion - Hart
4. Tomkovich - Goeller
5. Sturniolo - Carrelli
6. Gutierrez - Pelican
7. Vinson - Shiffman
8. Mazzillo - Ruales
9. Azzarello - Renna

Castellano, McAuliffe: 0.0 byes

Wall Chart



Kenilworth CC Championship 2013

Wall Chart

No.
Player
Rating
Points
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
1
Kernighan, Mark D
2200
3.0
B19
1.0
W7
2.0
B9
3.0
W3

2
Balakrishnan, Praveen
2206
2.5
B13
1.0
W8
2.0
B3
2.5
W4

3
Massey, Scott
2203
2.5
W18
1.0
B5
2.0
W2
2.5
B1

4
Moldovan, John
1798
2.5
W17
1.0
HALF
1.5
B10
2.5
B2

5
Mangion, Ian
2042
2.0
B16
1.0
W3
1.0
B13
2.0
W6

6
Hart, Glen B
1684
2.0
HALF
0.5
W14
1.0
B15
2.0
B5

7
Tomkovich, Gregory
1654
2.0
W11
1.0
B1
1.0
B14
2.0
W8

8
Goeller, Michael
2094
1.5
W15
1.0
B2
1.0
W11
1.5
B7

9
Carrelli, Donald A
1864
1.5
HALF
0.5
B12
1.5
W1
1.5
B10

10
Sturniolo, Louis
1659
1.5
B20
1.0
HALF
1.5
W4
1.5
W9

11
Gutierrez, Nelson
1650*
1.5
B7
0.0
W16
1.0
B8
1.5
W13

12
Mc Auliffe, W. Geoffrey
1616
1.5
HALF
0.5
W9
0.5
B19
1.5
-N-
1.5
13
Pelican, Robert J
1631
1.0
W2
0.0
B17
1.0
W5
1.0
B11

14
Castellano, James
1450
1.0
HALF
0.5
B6
1.0
W7
1.0
-N-
1.0
15
Shiffman, Bertram
1257
1.0
B8
0.0
W20
1.0
W6
1.0
B16

16
Vinson, Robert D
1244
1.0
W5
0.0
B11
0.0
W20
1.0
W15

17
Ruales, Luis
705
1.0
B4
0.0
W13
0.0
BYE
1.0
B18

18
Mazzillo, Patrick
1435
0.5
B3
0.0
HALF
0.5
-N-
0.5
W17

19
Renna, Joe
1373
0.5
W1
0.0
HALF
0.5
W12
0.5
B20

20
Azzarello, Joe
800*
0.0
W10
0.0
B15
0.0
B16
0.0
W19


* = assigned rating